Police blotter: Burglars break into home in south Evanston

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Police are investigating a home break-in that occurred early on Sunday.

A burglary alarm at the home, in the 700 block of Forest Avenue, was tripped at 4:30 a.m., prompting a response from Evanston Police Department officers.

Upon arrival, the officers notified the homeowners of the break-in. It appears the burglar broke into the house through an unopened window on the first floor, EPD spokesman Perry Polinski said.

Three laptops, two iPads and a purse were taken — valued at between $4,500 to $5,000.

There are no suspects at this time.

Man arrested in connection with cocaine possession

A Chicago man was arrested early Sunday in connection with cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

Officers responded to a suspicious persons call in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue to find a man who seemed to know the person who made the initial call.

Upon questioning the 34-year-old man, officers discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest for a parole violation. They searched the man and found several packets of cocaine on his person.

The man was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to deliver.

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